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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Haunted Mansion. in the News & Rumors forums; Haunted Mansion will be closed from June 6 to September 12. Now i dont recall Haunted Mansions refurbishing taking this long. Maybe there throwing something new in there or making ...
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    Haunted Mansion.

    Haunted Mansion will be closed from June 6 to September 12. Now i dont recall Haunted Mansions refurbishing taking this long. Maybe there throwing something new in there or making changes. I don't know just throwing out ideas.


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    Everyones saying its gonna be a big refurb like maybe some new effects like the Leota floating head and some doombuggie audio improvements. I'm just really happy I'm missing the refurb by about a week.
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    aww man! it will be closed when i'm there!
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    I put together this list of what is most likely going to be done.
    • Fixing the portrait of Master Gracey. The images seem to jump around a lot and don't have a smooth transition.
    • Fixing the wallpaper inside the Stretch Room. The portraits has wrinkles in them and has been ruining the illusion.
    • Cleaning up the scrim (the ceiling we see through) in the Stretch Room. It doesn't look bad right now but they will probably completely clean it while the ride is down.
    • Correcting audio inside the Doombuggies and fixing the smoothness of the movements.
    • Lighting up the candelabra in the Endless Hallway.
    • Fixing Leota's face. You can see static in her face once it loops and starts over. Looks horrible. You can also see the glare of the projection.
    • I've heard talk of getting the floating Leota that Disneyland has, as well as the new bride and attic scene.
    • I've also heard some talk about a new graveyard scene being added.
    Last I heard there was talk of not adding the new stuff and just working on the current stuff due to the budget. Hopefully we will get the updates that are overly due. We have the worst Haunted Mansion out of all the parks, and it really doesn't need to be that way. I'm tired of the quantity over quality mindset that Disney World management seems to have.

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    As Deviant said, there has been talk about a new Madame' Leota head with a new graveyard scene & some new lighting as well as sound effects. Also there has been lots of chit-chat around the Magic Kingdom on a new gift shop so who knows? But as for me, I would really want to see some new AA characters out in the graveyard & ballroom scene.
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    I've been saying this for years, but for the Love of Uncle Walt....PLEASE FIX THE AUDIO ALREADY!

    if they can manage that, i'll be very happy....everything else is just icing...
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    Oh yes, and the Ballroom is said to be getting some touch ups and reworks. I don't think the giftshop is going to be happening now though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandaBella View Post
    I've been saying this for years, but for the Love of Uncle Walt....PLEASE FIX THE AUDIO ALREADY!

    if they can manage that, i'll be very happy....everything else is just icing...
    I think the Haunted Mansion should get a new narrator something like Anthony Hopkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChampDisney View Post
    I think the Haunted Mansion should get a new narrator something like Anthony Hopkins.
    Although I do enjoy Anthony Hopkins and his work, I'm kinda attached to Paul Frees. And who is the guy that does the warnings in Spanish? He cracks me up, I like him too!

    The only other two voices I could imagine seeing as the Ghost Host are both dead as well....Vincent Price or Thurl Ravenscroft. Fortunately, we do hear Ravenscroft's voice in the attraction already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MandaBella View Post
    Although I do enjoy Anthony Hopkins and his work, I'm kinda attached to Paul Frees. And who is the guy that does the warnings in Spanish? He cracks me up, I like him too!

    The only other two voices I could imagine seeing as the Ghost Host are both dead as well....Vincent Price or Thurl Ravenscroft. Fortunately, we do hear Ravenscroft's voice in the attraction already.
    Oh gosh, please don't change the voices. It wouldn't feel right. Other than that, I can't wait to see what's new! The last time I was there Madame Leota didn't work at all. It was sad. Oh, and hopefully they won't try to touch the ring again.
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    yeah i also think they should keep the voices the same...i'm glad i get to see it before the refurb too...as long as there are no drastic changes i'll be happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlStar613 View Post
    yeah i also think they should keep the voices the same...i'm glad i get to see it before the refurb too...as long as there are no drastic changes i'll be happy
    I feel that the Haunted Mansion does indeed need some drastic changes in some areas of the attraction such as the ballroom, Madame' Leota, graveyard, & etc. The narrator is fine but in recent visits the Ghost Host has been sounding very outdated because of the audio.
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    i can't wait to hear more details about the refurb - and to hear from the first dwt'ers who ride and post about their new adventure!

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    I heard of the ballroom scene getting a clean up.... And some stuff being done to the sound system and ridse system, but nothing about new effects.....
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